FEASIBILITY OF USING ORGANIC AND INORGANIC WASTES IN GEOPOLYMER BRICKS

Authors

Dr.S.Kavipriya, Professor & HOD
Department of Civil Engineering, Kongunadu College of Engg &Tech,(Autonomous),Thottiam.

C.G.Deepanraj, Assistant Professor
Department of Civil Engineering, Vivekananda College of Technology for Women,Tiruchengode.

RA.Akshaya & B. Kanchana
Department of Civil Engineering, Kongunadu College of Engg &Tech,(Autonomous),Thottiam.

Abstract

This paper presents a parametric experimental studies which investigate the effects of using geopolymers (such as fly ash and alkaline activator solution), rice husk ash, M-sand and sawdust in the production of bricks. This project mainly focus towards the production of unburnt bricks to replace normal conventional burnt clay bricks and this could be achieved by polymerization process under ambient curing conditions. This application product enhance in reduction of ecological pollution by reducing emission of CO2 concentration. Rice husk ash and saw dust are the organic wastes that can be recycled for use in construction industry without producing any harm to human and environment in a great manner. Size of bricks to be casted is about 22 x 7.5 x 7.5cm. Both strength and durability properties such as compressive strength, water absorption, efflorescence tests are to be carried out in this study to check the reliability of geopolymer bricks with normal conventional bricks and flyash bricks.